Those large jars of puffy cheese balls you see in the stores can be sooooo tempting. They are not on your diet. You know they aren't good for you, but . . . well . . . sometimes you've just gotta. That kind of thinking was probably behind a young bear's dilemma when he got his head stuck inside one of these jars. His desire to taste the cheesy residue of this tasty treat nearly cost him his life.

Today is National Coloring Book Day! And that means it is a great time to consider getting some animal coloring books. If you haven't taken up this hobby yet then this might be the time to consider it. Animal lovers can get started with a Zoo Animals Coloring Book, a WIld Animals Coloring Book, or a Baby Animals Coloring Book.

In the Rocky Mountains it is not uncommon for bears to be drawn to seek food in your home, trash, or car. However, it is uncommon for the bear to accidentally lock itself in a car. This week, one young woman in Jefferson County (JeffCo), Colorado, got the scare of her life when she went out to go to work and found her car already occupied by a bear.

It looks like bears walking on their hind legs for extended distances may not be as rare as we think. Check out New Jersey's 'Pedals' and other bears around the world that have found walking upright to be the only way to go. (VIDEOS)

If you are having a rough day, this is a must-see.  Who can't cheer up when Baloo details what makes life great?

The toddler years are some of the most exciting, trying, and humbling
experiences a parent will ever go through.  If you've reached your
limit, here are some pictures of animal parents dealing with their
toddlers so you don't feel alone.  No matter what species, we all deal
with the terrible twos (and threes, and fours,
and eighteens).  I see you, moms and dads with a tantrum throwing tot, and this one is for you.

May 1st had traditionally been a day to celebrate Robin Hood. This goes back centuries. A fun way to celebrate with the kids is to watch Disney's Robin Hood. Each of the characters is portrayed as an animal.

Move over Smokey the Bear, there's a new cub on the block -- and he's
been named after you. Earlier this month a wildfire was raging in Lake
County, Florida when firefighters battling the blaze discovered that a bear
cub had somehow survived. The little guy was only about two months old and entirely on his
own. His paws had burns and his fur was singed. They rescued him and
named him Smokey Jr.